|Formed||4 March 2013|
|• Total||1,630.0 km2 (629.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,962 m (6,437 ft)|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Bomet County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Initially a district, Bomet District was created from the former Kericho District in 1992. The capital of Bomet County is Bomet. It has a population of 875,689 in 2019 and an area of 1,630.0 km2 (629.3 sq mi).
|* 1999 census. Source:|
Administrative and political units
Bomet county has five sub-county administrative units with 25 county assembly wards and 66 locations.
|Sub-County (Constituency)||Wards||Area in km sq.||No. of locations||No. of Sub-locations|
|Bomet Central||Silibwet, Singorwet, Ndarawetta, Chesoen & Mutarakwa||266||8||23|
|Bomet East||Longisa, Kembu, Chemaner, Merigi & Kipreres||311.3||10||27|
|Chepalungu||Sigor, Kongasis, Chebunyo, Nyongores & Siongiroi||535.8||15||42|
|Sotik||Ndanai/Abosi, Kipsonoi, Kapletundo, Chemagel & Manaret/Rongena||479.2||17||36|
|Konoin||Kimulot, Mogogosiek, Boito, Embomos & Chepchabas||445.1||16||37|
Bomet has had three governors since devolution, Isaac Ruto was the first Governor and was replaced by Joyce Laboso who died of cancer while in office. Dr. Hillary Barchok, being the deputy, was sworn in as the third governor on 8 August 2019. Linet Chepkorir Toto is the current women representative and Lawyer Hillary Sigei is currently serving as a Senator. http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-senate/sen-wakili-hillary-kiprotich-sigei The county ward assemblies are run by members of county assemblies.
The county has five electoral constituencies:
- Bomet Central Constituency
- Bomet East Constituency
- Chepalungu Constituency
- Sotik Constituency
- Konoin Constituency
Bomet has a population of 875,689 person with a population density of 346 persons per square km as per the 2019 census report, out of this 434,287 are females, 441,379 males and 23 intersex persons.
Stats for the County (Percent)
|Attending School (15-18 Yrs)|
Stats for the County
Source: USAid Kenya
- Tenwek Boys High
- Longisa Boys High School
- Moi Siongiroi Girls High School
- Kabungut Boys High
- Ndaraweta Girls secondary School
- Kaboson Girls School
- Chepalungu Boys High School
- Chebunyo Boys Secondary School
- Chebunyo Girls Secondary School
- Siwot Secondary School
- Kiptobit Secondary School
- Kaplong boys high school
- kimuchul secondary school
- Kaplong Girls Secondary school
- Moi Minariet Boys Secondary School
- Muiywek Secondary School
- Gorgor Secondary School
- Chebilat Boys' High School
- Kamung'ei Secondary School
- Kamureito Secondary School
- Ndanai Girls' HighSchool
- Solyot Secondary School
- Olbutyo Boys High School
- Olbobo Secondary School
- Mulot High school
- Kakimirai High school
- Lelkatet High School
- Saseta Girls Secondary School
- Simoti Secondary School
- merigi secondary school
- kaporuso secondary school
- Sigowet Secondary School
- Chemaner Secondary School
- Sigor Boys High School
- Kaboson Secondary School
- Sugumerga Secondary School
- Kipreres Secondary School
- Toronik Secondary School
- Plokyi Girls' secondary School
- "Population Distribution by Sex, Number of Households, Area and Density by Counties". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- http://treasury.go.ke/cbs.go.ke/pdf/authority.pdf[permanent dead link]
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- "Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso dies at Nairobi Hospital". Citizentv.co.ke. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
- "Prof Hillary Barchok is currently serving as the third governor in Bomet County, serving for his second term after a win in August 2022 polls". CGOB. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
- "Women Representatives". Retrieved 25 May 2020.
- Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (2019). 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.